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Live blog: Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup victory parade in Denver

Updates from downtown Denver as Colorado celebrates the Avs' Stanley Cup win
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Posted at 10:28 AM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 19:42:54-04

It’s Stanley Cup parade day in Denver as we celebrate the Colorado Avalanche’s victory!

We’ve partnered with Altitude Sports to bring you live coverage of the parade and ceremony, which you can watch live on Denver7, on the Denver7+ streaming app, and here on our website. You can also watch in the player embedded below.

Denver7 News on Local3 | 7-9 a.m.

We have reporters spread out across the parade route talking with fans and players and will be posting updates from the celebration in the story below.

MORE: Photos: Avs fans celebrate Stanley Cup victory with parade at Civic Center Park
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Refresh the page for the latest updates. All times Mountain.

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5:42 p.m.
Here's our full wrap up of today's celebration for the Avalanche's Stanley Cup victory. We also have a new story up on some of the funniest moments from the day.
1:48 p.m.
Avs center Nazem Kadri threw some shade so strong they could’ve felt it 1,500 miles away on a 92-degree afternoon in Tampa.

Kadri, who scored the game-winning overtime goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, notched another W with three simple words scrawled across the chest of his T-shirt at the Avs’ downtown victory celebration: “Too many men.”

Read the full story by clicking here.

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Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri poses with the Stanley Cup at a rally for the NHL hockey champions Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

1:15 p.m.
We've got video below of emotional speeches from Joe Sakic and Jared Bednar. We also hear from Gabe Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Erik Johnson, Mikko Rantanen and Nazem Kadri.

Avalanche GM Joe Sakic speaks at Stanley Cup victory parade
Emotional Jared Bednar speaks at Avalanche Stanley Cup victory ceremony
Gabriel Landeskog speaks at Avalanche victory parade
Erik Johnson Stanley Cup speech
Nathan MacKinnon Stanley Cup speech
Cale Makar, Mikko Rantanen, Nazem Kadri Stanley Cup speech

12:16 p.m.
The main rally is now underway. Watch live in the player below:

Denver7 News on Local3 | 7-9 a.m.

12:14 p.m.
Avs legend Milan Hejduk is here to celebrate along with the rest of the Avalanche!

Milan Hejduk at Avs 2022 Stanley Cup celebration

What if we … just give Landy the mic?

Let's give the mic to Gabe Landeskog!

Couple at Avs parade is inspiring youths to get involved with hockey with the Grand Junction River Hawks

Couple at Avs parade is inspiring youths to get involved with hockey

'A memory you will never forget': Avs Forward Andrew Cogliano reflects on dream of winning Stanley Cup

'Our fans are the best in the world': Alex Newhook loses his voice during Stanley Cup parade

11:29 a.m.
Former University of Denver and current Colorado Avalanche player Logan O’Connor talks about his experience in the victory parade and support from the fans.

Logan O’Connor on Stanley Cup celebration in Denver

'It's a family thing': Crowds ready to welcome Stanley Cup champs at Civic Center Park

'It's a family thing': Crowds ready to welcome Stanley Cup champs at Civic Center Park

11:19 a.m.
Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog walks along the Avalanche parade route with his baby son Luke.

Gabriel Landeskog and baby Luke

Alex Newhook also has high praise for the Avalanche fans.

'Our fans are the best in the world': Alex Newhook loses his voice during Stanley Cup parade

11:12 a.m.
Bo Byram says Avs fans are the best in the world!

Avs players Bowen Byram and Alex Newhook want to give back to the fans

10:59 a.m.
Some updates from Nick, who's on one of the Avs parade fire trucks.

10:50 a.m.
BREAKING: There's beer in the Super Soakers!

Avs parade: There’s beer in the Super Soakers!

10:47 a.m.
We caught up with the Avs' Darcy Kuemper, Josh Manson and Jack Johnson along the parade route!

Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper describes final moments of Stanley Cup
Avs Defenseman Jack Johnson ready for parade, reflects on past few days after win
'It's been a whirlwind of a four days': Altitude Sports talks with Avs defenseman Josh Manson on parade route

10:34 a.m.
We’ve got a photo gallery going from today’s Stanley Cup parade and celebration in Denver. We’ll be posting more photos as the day continues.
10:23 a.m.
We caught up with some fans of all sorts to kick off the parade this morning! People in Denver are excited to see the Avs and the Cup!

'I was in tears': Woman recalls watching the Avs win, gathering with friends for celebrations Thursday
'I hope we win it back-to-back': Father, son excited to celebrate Stanley Cup win in downtown Denver
Five-year-old says he's excited to see Stanley Cup in-person in Denver
Woman who moved to Colorado for the Avs is ready to celebrate Stanley Cup win
Super fans started gathering in 4 a.m. hour for Avalanche parade in downtown Denver

10:06 a.m.
We're getting going here on the parade route.

9:50 a.m.
We're about to get this parade started in Denver! The boys are here!

9 a.m.
We caught up with Mayor Michael Hancock this morning ahead of the Stanley Cup parade.

Mayor Michael Hancock: 'This is a proud moment for us'